Gibsons Public Market



Private bookings available!

The Sunshine Coast’s only collect-hold-release aquarium is the crown jewel of the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre and features 30 live animal exhibits showcasing the biodiversity of Átl’ḵa7tsem (Howe Sound) and the Salish Sea. A highly unique space to host an intimate cocktail party, catered dinner, engagement celebration, wedding reception, or birthday party.

A tour of the aquarium is also available as an add-on to any Gibsons Public Market facility rental.


  • 30 Live animal exhibits featuring unique marine fish and invertebrates from the Átl’ḵa7tsem (Howe Sound) and Salish Sea
  • 2 Touch tanks for interaction with select animals
  • 3 Smart screens can be programmed for videos or other presentations


  • Wheelchair accessible

Other Details:

  • Size: 1,200 square feet
  • Capacity: 20 – 40 persons
  • Location: Main floor of Gibsons Public Market
  • Availability: Please contact our Curator:

$150 per hour (1 hour minimum booking)
Includes staff support and interpretation, if desired.

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